NAMI Montana asked the conference organizers to do something special this year to help young men and women build their ability to tell and share their stories widely through the use of graphic novel techniques.
Specifically, they will be learning how to use their cell phones, a photo filter app, and Google Slides to create graphic novel stories. The best five stories will receive Amazon Gift cards (shown above).
NAMI Montana used these storytelling techniques to successfully advocate for the Montana Mental Health Parity Act at the last Legislative session. We are also working with an intern on expanding our education material in this manner.
We’re excited to see what stories and messages come out of this year’s Conference attendees both at these events and in the years to come!